Robert Dorsey Watkins

Personal

Birthday: 
9/23/1900
Birthplace: 
Baltimore, MD
Date of Death: 
3/19/1986
Place of Death: 
Catonsville, MD
Race or Ethnicity: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Prior Employment: 

Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, 1923-1965
Lecturer, University of Maryland School of Law, 1925-1968
Private practice, Baltimore, Maryland, 1925-1955

Nominated to U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, July 30, 1955; no Senate vote

Education

Name of School: 
Johns Hopkins University
Degree: 
A.B.
Degree Year: 
1922
Name of School - Second: 
Johns Hopkins University
Degree - Second: 
Ph.D.
Degree Year - Second: 
1925
Name of School - Third: 

University of Maryland, School of Law

The School of Law's commitment to and support of the pursuit of justice extends beyond this core curricular requirement. Four academic specialty centers in intellectual property, mediation, health and homeland security and tobacco control each have a public service mission, operating as a resource to national and local communities on these issues. Public conferences for the academic community, bench and bar address critical issues facing the legal system. A wide array of student organizations support public service projects, helping students make a difference in the local community. The student-run Maryland Public Interest Law Project provides summer grants for students to work at public interest organizations.

Degree - Third: 
LL.B.
Degree Year - Third: 
1925

Judicial Career

Court Name: 
U. S. District Court, District of Maryland
Court Name: 

Maryland District Court

President Nominating: 
Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Affiliation of President: 
Republican
Commission Date: 
3/2/1956
Retirement from Active Service: 
8/11/1971
Termination Date: 
3/19/1986
Termination Reason: 
Death
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